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We have a fit for you and your family!  Indoor programs are held at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park (532 N. Cannon Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740) unless otherwise noted in program description. Enroll online by clicking on the four-digit activity number listed below; hyperlinks take you to ActiveNet, our secure online registration portal. Registration is required for all series and one-day activities at least 24 hours in advance of program start date unless noted in program description; programs must meet minimum enrollment levels. Sign up early so we can be in touch with you regarding program-related updates. For assistance with enrollment or questions about program details, call our office, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (301)739-8577 x 170. Find a great fit for you here! 
MARCH 16, 2020: At the instruction of Governor Hogan and City Administration, we are closing the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park to all classes and rentals until further notice. 

Many classes are now offered virtually!

 Click the 4-digit activity number to enroll (before 3 pm the day the class starts), and you will be sent an invitation by email with a link to join the digital meeting, from the safety and comfort of your own home. For help with enrollment, call (301)739-8577 x 170. 

Health & Wellness 

The Unlikely Craving Connection
Saturday, April 18, 1- 2:30 pm
Cravings have nothing to do with food. Find out what you can do to address, alter and improve your relationship with food. Led by Lauren Alford, MS, Nutrition & Integrative Health, and Ann Murphy, Certified Holistic Health Coach, AADP. $22. Now offered virtually.

Day to Day Detox
Saturday, May 16, 12:30- 2 pm
A multi-faceted approach to: DETOX. The word conjures up images of prolonged fasting and strange concoctions to drink. Instead, imagine simple daily activities and "ingredients" seamlessly integrated into your life to remain in a "clean" highly functioning state. Led by Lauren Alford, MS, Nutrition & Integrative Health, and Ann Murphy, Certified Holistic Health Coach, AADP. $22. Now offered virtually.
Healthy Pasta Cooking Demos
Wednesday, May 27, 11am-1pm
Tuesday, July 14, 11:30-1:30 pm (#6977)
Join us digitally from your laptop or phone, to learn how to prepare a healthier one- pan pasta dish and try a tasty sample. Recipes and tips provided. Hosted by Meritus Community Health Education & Outreach. Free! Now offered virtually. 

Free Blood Pressure Screenings
Tuesdays, June 2, July 14 & August 18, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
High blood pressure is known as the silent killer. If left uncontrolled, it can increase the risk of heart and kidney disease, stroke and vision loss. Stop by The Greens at Hamilton Run Golf Course for your free screening. Service provided by Meritus Health. No registration required. Free. 

Beat the Sweet: Your "Legal" Addiction
Saturday, June 6, 9-10:30 am (#6881)
Americans consume over 130 pounds of sugar per year. Diabetes, inflammation, obesity are just a few issues that come from sugar addiction. Discover the simple steps to "Beat the Sweet" and create a healthier lifestyle without sugar. Led by Lauren Alford, MS, Nutrition & Integrative Health, and Ann Murphy, Certified Holistic Health Coach, AADP. $22. Now offered Virtually. 
Arts & Entertainment, Hobbies & Special Interests

Geocaching in the Parks - Saturdays and Sundays - 2:00 - 3:30 pm

May 9Mills Park, #6883
June 7City Park Train Hub, #6884
July 18Oswald Park, #6885
August 2Kiwanis Park, #6886
September 19City Park (West Pavilion), #6887

Explore the parks hidden treasures by GeoCache. Interact with your surroundings using a GPS-enabled mobile device. Learn how to earn a free GeoCoin! Free. 

Creative Photography
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
April 7 - May 12 (Activity #6994)
June 2 - July 7 (Activity #6995)
Love to take pictures and want to show your creativity? Learn how to capture the moment from a creative angle, by tapping into your inner artist. Classes with Monika Wertman of  Wertman Photography Studio, 59 North Potomac Street. Bring your own digital DSLR camera. $95/6-weeks. Now offered virtually!
Psychology of Golf
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
May 12 (Activity #6948)
Friday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
May 15 (Activity #6949)
Learn to engage your brain on every swing with the outcome of hitting the shots you envisioned before the swing! This course helps you to partner with your brain, bring your scores down, and enjoy the game. Held at The Greens at Hamilton Run (2 South Cleveland Avenue. $25. Now offered virtually!
Archaeology Exploration
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
April 18 - May 23 (Activity #6980)
June 6 - July 18; no class 7/4 (Activity #6981)
July 25 - August 29 (Activity #6982)
Participate in a real hands-on archaeology excavation effort at the historic site of the Saylor House at Kiwanis Park by the Antietam Creek. In partnership with the Washington County Historical Trust and Little Antietam Creek, Inc. (LACI). $40/6-weeks. To be offered virtually! 
Historic Window Workshop
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
July 11, 18 & 25 (Activity #6996)
Join instructors David Gibney and Paul Wade at the Saylor House as they cover all your need to know to save, repair, and maintain old windows. Hands-on workshop to repair your own windows or work on windows provided. $150/3-days.
Historic Homes Exterior Repairs
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
September 12 & 19 (Activity #6997)
Join instructors Paul Wade and David Gibney for this two-day workshop as they demonstrate techniques to assess, repair, and replace soffits, facia boards and hang gutters on the Saylor House. Participants will be hands-on to repair these features on the Saylor House. $100/2-days.


Series & One-Day Activities
Aikido Basics
First Fridays Monthly, 6pm-8pm
April 3- Sept. 4
(Activity #6824)
This Japanese form of self-defense and martial arts teaches mind-body connection and physical activity. "Aikido" translates as the path to harmonious energy movement. Co-ed, ages 13 years & up. Led by Vernon Medeiros. $35/ 6-weeks. $10/drop-in.  
Art of Self Defense
Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
- April 23 - May 28 (Activity #6825)
- June 4 - July 9 (Activity #6826)
- July 16 - August 20 (Activity #6827)
- August 27 - October 1 (Activity #6828)
This program consists of mental (conflict resolution) and physical practices (self-defense skills) to gain experience in order to make goof decisions when being confronted by an aggressor. The program is a good method of exercise for healthy mind and body. Co-ed classes, ages 13 years & up. Led by Vernon Medeiros. $35/ 6-weeks. $10, drop-in. 
Flying Fitness Level 0, 1 & 2
10 student max per class. Click activity number to enroll online & reserve your space. For help with enrollment, call Parks & Rec office: (301)739-8577 x 170. LEVEL 2 classes are for students who have taken 3 classes or more or have instructor permission. 
Drop-in, $15/class. $12/class for Hub City 100 Milers, or students who have attended at least 10 AntiGravity classes.
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AntiGravity Fitness  at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park
Saturdays, 11:45 am - 12:45 p.m.
- March 21 - April 25 (Activity #6611)
Experience a unique fusion of boxing, cardio, HIIT, hip-hop, world dance and body weight training. Led by Samantha Daugherty. Ages 16+. Series: $20/2-weeks; $30/3-weeks; $60/6-weeks; $10/drop-in. 
Belly Dance Technique & Choreography
Mondays, 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
August 3 - September 28; no class 9/7 (Activity #6697)
October 19 - December 7 (Activity #6698)
Belly Dancing is a great way to have fun, meet new people, and discover new muscles! This class will teach dance posture, isolations, shimmies, and traveling steps all combined into a short choreography. Belly dance improves flexibility and is gentle on the knees and ankles, making it appropriate for individuals of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. No previous dance experience is necessary; for ages 16 years and up. Ages 8 years and older may attend with a supervising adult age 21 years or over. Led by Aleesa Banzhoff. Series 5-week/$50;  8-week/$80; drop-in/$15. 
Caribbean Dance
Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
July 8 - July 29 (Activity #6945)
August 5 - August 26 (Activity #6946)
September 9 - September 30 (Activity #6947)
Whittle your waist line, wine and twerk Caribbean style and hula dance with high energy Hawaiian Island influence. No experience needed. All ages. Led by Sheldorn Romain.
$40/4-weeks; $12/drop-in. 
Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Ages 6+)
May 6 - May 27 (Activity #6918)
June 3 - June 24 (Activity #6919)
July 8 - July 29 (Activity #6920)
August 5 - August 26 (Activity #6921)
September 9 - September 30 (Activity #6922)

Ages 3-5 years
1:45 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. & 3:45 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Ages 6+
2:45 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. & 4:45 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
May 31 (Activity #6911) May 31 (Activity #6964)
June 28 (Activity #6912) June 28 (Activity #6965)
July 26 (Activity #6913) July 26 (Activity #6966)
August 9 (Activity #6914) August 9 (Activity #6967)
August 23 (Activity #6915) August 23 (Activity #6969)
August 30 (Activity #6916) August 30 (Activity #6971)
September 13 (Activity #6972) September 13 (Activity #6973)
September 27 (Activity #6974) September 27 (Activity #6975)
A fun way to develop coordination, strength and flexibility, while improving focus, self-confidence and discipline. Learn basic skills from coach, Paula Shaibani, and progressions on vault, bars, beam and floor. $118/8-weeks; $65/4-weeks; $15/drop-in.
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Latin Dance
Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
April 15 - May 6 (Activity #6956)
May 20 - June 10 (Activity #6957)

Fridays, 7:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
July 10 - July 31 (Activity #6958)
Learn three styles of partner dancing - Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. No partner needed to attend. Led by Ernesto Abreu Daly. $40/4-week series; $15/drop-in.
SharQui the Belly Dance Workout®
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
June 2 - June 30; no class 6/16 (Activity #6700)
August 4 - September 22 (Activity #6701)
October 20 - December 6 (Activity #6702)
Get ready to "Shake Your Beauty!" Qetesh is a certified Sharqui instructor and will lead you through a belly dance based fitness routine that will get your body moving and your heart pumping. No previous dance experience is necessary! You do not need to bare your stomach. Hip scarves will be available for class use. 4-weeks/$30; 5-weeks/$40; 8-weeks/$60; drop-in/$10. 
Square Dance
Sundays, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

May 3 (Activity #6893)
June 7 (Activity #6894)
June 21 (Activity #6895)
July 12 (Activity #6896)
July 19 (Activity #6897)
August 2 (Activity #6898)
August 16 (Activity #6899)
September 6 (Activity #6900)
September 20 (Activity #6901)
Square Dance fun at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park for dance lovers of all ages, experience, and ability levels. Bring a date or come solo, experienced square dance providers provided. Ages 9+. $5/per person. 
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Tai Chi Fundamentals
Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

April 20 - May 28 (Activity #6888)
June 1 - July 9 (Activity #6889)
July 13 - August 20 (Activity #6890)
August 24 - October 1 (Activity #6891)
Improve balance and movement through this intro to Tai Chi principles and postures. Relieve tension and reconnect through low-impact mind-and-body exercise series. Led by Vernon Medieros. 6-week series: $35/once weekly; $45/twice weekly; drop-in, $10/class.  
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Zumba Gold
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
May 28 - July 23; no class 7/2 (Activity #6903)
July 30 - September 17 (Activity #6904)
Introduces easy to follow choreography with upbeat music from around the world, for those looking for a low-impact cardio option. Shake it at your own pace in this lower intensity class led by Charna Moore. $40/4-weeks; $5/drop-in. 
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
May 2 - June 27 (Activity #6909)
July 11 - August 29 (Activity #6910)
Legendary instructor, Chanda T., leads an hour of the fun, cardio, dancing workout ZUMBA! Move your body to the sounds of electric music with a Latino flare, featuring core rhythms like merengue, salsa, la cumbia, and reggaeton. $45/9-weeks, $5/drop-in.